Oceans

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Click, clack and pop: sounds indicate health of coral reefs, study finds
Monitoring the planet’s ailing coral is costly and arduous. Now new research shows that scientists can do it by listening in

Sofia Quaglia

25, May, 2022 @3:35 PM

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More floods forecast for Australia’s east as La Niña weather pattern lingers
Bureau of Meteorology climate report points to big wet in NSW and Queensland extending for months

Peter Hannam

24, May, 2022 @11:00 PM

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Sinking Maldives plans to reclaim land from the ocean
Vulnerable island nation split over project to dredge millions of tonnes of sand to create land for resorts and industry on Unesco reserve

Senay Boztas in Amsterdam

23, May, 2022 @6:30 AM

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Millions of tonnes of dead animals: the growing scandal of fish waste
Dumped at sea, lost on land or left to rot in shops and fridges, the global catch of fish is being wasted like never before – hurting not only the oceans but the nutrition of billions of people. Can it be reversed?

Emma Bryce

09, May, 2022 @5:15 AM

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‘Deep-sea gold rush’ for rare metals could cause irreversible harm
Mining companies are planning to profit from the new industry, but environmental campaigners warn of disastrous consequences

Rupert Neate

29, Apr, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Global heating risks most cataclysmic extinction of marine life in 250m years
New research warns pressures of rising heat and loss of oxygen are reminiscent of ‘great dying’ that occurred about 250m years ago

Oliver Milman

28, Apr, 2022 @6:00 PM

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How Scotland is leading the way in seaweed farming | Letter
Letter: A new academy dedicated to the sought-after macroalgae hopes to help the industry thrive in coastal communities around Britain, says Prof Nicholas JP Owens

Letters

25, Apr, 2022 @1:50 PM

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Highly contagious marine epidemic rips through Caribbean’s coral reefs
Frustration among scientists as many islands, hard hit by Covid and hurricanes, struggle to fight stony coral tissue loss disease

CJ Clouse

23, Apr, 2022 @9:00 AM

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‘Unusual’ deep-sea jellyfish discovered off California coast
The Atolla reynoldsi is one of three formally identified new specimens of Atolla jellyfish floating in the depths of Monterey Bay

Katharine Gammon in Los Angeles

22, Apr, 2022 @12:06 PM

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UK’s largest sandbank given protection from bottom trawling
Dogger Bank saved from destructive practice along with three other areas, after campaigning by activists

Helena Horton and Karen McVeigh

14, Apr, 2022 @10:06 AM

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Sunscreen chemicals accumulating in Mediterranean seagrass, finds study
UV filters absorbed by Posidonia oceanica may have damaging effects on ecosystems, scientists warn

Safi Bugel

12, Apr, 2022 @11:24 AM

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‘It’s happening now’: how rising sea levels are causing a US migration crisis
The coming mass migration of flood-prone areas will have huge social and economic costs – but the government doesn’t have an adequate plan

Max Ufberg

07, Apr, 2022 @10:00 AM

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